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Frequently Asked Questions

There are only good questions. 

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A person doing a splits pose on a lyra or aerial hoop
A person doing the splits in the silks with a mat underneath them
A person in an aerial hammock hanging upside down with their arms spread out wide in an x shape
What if I'm not strong/sexy enough or have upper body strength for aerials or pole?

That’s okay! We all started somewhere. You come to aerial classes to BUILD the upper body strength, get in shape, learn a new skill, or try something new and just have fun. By taking the first step and trying a class, you have already succeeded. That's why we have the sign 'You made it!' on our front desk. You might sweat at every class, but you'll start to notice small wins and you'll get stronger with more practice. You are never expected to nail a trick on the first, second, or even tenth try. We encourage you to be in the moment and have fun working with your body and mind as it is that day. Everyone at the studio will celebrate each accomplishment with you because we can relate - we remember our previous hard fought battles, anxiety, discomfort, and bruises. We know that an aerial journey can sometimes be never ending, often mentally challenging, usually physically painful, and always personal. No matter your fitness level, gender, or ability, every body is welcome at Moonrise Aerials.

Is there a weight limit for classes?

This is a common question. No, there is not a weight limit for our classes.  Our rigging is rated to handle up to 2000 lbs of weight/force (generated from a person doing a dynamic movement at that!).

What should I wear for aerial classes?

Please remove all jewelry before every class and do not wear any lotions or oils on your skin, except deodorant. Most classes are completed barefoot or sometimes with socks on. Lyra, Hammock & Silks: Wear leggings without zippers or hardware that cover the back of the knee and tops that cover arm pits. Fabric that is fitted and stretchy to allow for movement works well. Pole classes: Shorts above the knees and crop or tank tops work best in order to safely perform holds and movement. Dressing in layers is welcome. ​Conditioning, dance, and flexibility classes: We recommend comfortable and stretchy materials.

What should I expect on my first visit?

We will check you in to your class, and run through some studio etiquette.  During class, there is warm-up, instructor demo and explanation, and then opportunity to try a move with the instructor spotting.

Where should I park?

Free parking is available in front of Banbury Building 13. 

How do I find the studio?

We're located inside historic Building 13 at Banbury Place. Use the 930 Galloway Street entrance - look for the green awning. Go down to the end of the hallway, and take the elevator or stairs to floor 2 (labelled 2, but technically the 3rd or top floor!). When you get off the elevator, take a left, pass the bathrooms and water fountain and then take a right and another right. We're in suite 210.

Do you offer classes for kids or teens?

Yes, although most classes are 18+. Look for classes titled 'Kids' or 'Teens.' Juggling is for ages 8-80+. Adults or guardians must accompany students under 18.

What should I bring to class?

Bring a water bottle and/or hair clip or tie.  

What is your cancellation policy? 

If you need to reschedule your class reservation, a 24-hour cancellation notice is required. If cancellation occurs within 24-hours of class time, you forfeit your class credit.  ​Some instructors may require a minimum number of students to run a class. If the class does not meet this requirement, it will be canceled. Notifications will be sent out sent via email. If your class gets canceled, a class credit will be returned to your profile.

Do you offer refunds? 

No, sorry. 

What sustainable practices do you participate in?

We use washcloths to clean yoga mats and launder them.  Students are encourage to bring their own water bottles.  Recycling is available in the studio.

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